Monad


Monad

Monad may refer to:

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Philosophy

  • Monad (Greek philosophy) a term meaning "unit" used variously by ancient philosophers from the Pythagoreans to Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus to signify a variety of entities from a genus to God.
  • Monism, the concept of "one essence" in the metaphysical and theological theory
  • Monad (Gnosticism), the most primal aspect of God in Gnosticism
  • Monadology, a book of philosophy by Gottfried Leibniz in which monads are a basic unit of perceptual reality
  • Monadologia Physica by Immanuel Kant
  • The Cup or Monad, a text in the Corpus Hermetica

Mathematics and computer science

Music

  • Monad (music), a single note, in contradistinction to a dyad, triad, tetrad, etc.

Biology

Proper names and popular culture

Theosophy

  • The Monad is the combination of the last two principles in man, the 6th and the 7th. Properly speaking, the term "individual monad" applies to the dual soul (Atmi-Buddhi), not to its highest spiritual vivifying principle.

See also

  • All pages beginning with "Monad", for titles starting "Monad" or "Monadic"
  • All pages with titles containing "Monad"
  • All pages with titles containing "Monadic"

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  • monad's — monad …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Monad — • The word monad is used by the neo Platonists to signify the One; for instance, in the letters of the Christian Platonist Synesius, God is described as the Monad of Monads Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Monad     Monad …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Monad — Mon ad, n. [L. monas, adis, a unit, Gr. ?, ?, fr. mo nos alone.] 1. An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible. [1913 Webster] 2. (Philos. of Leibnitz) The elementary and indestructible units which were… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monad — [mō′nad΄, män′ad΄] n. [LL monas (gen. monadis) < Gr monas (gen. monados), a unit, unity < monos, alone: see MONO ] 1. a unit; something simple and indivisible 2. Biol. a) any simple, single celled organism, specif., a simple type of… …   English World dictionary

  • monad — monad. См. монада. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • monad — index individual, unit (item) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • monad — (n.) unity, arithmetical unit, 1610s, from L.L. monas (gen. monadis), from Gk. monas unit, from monos alone (see MONO (Cf. mono )). In Leibnitz s philosophy, an ultimate unit of being (1748). Related: Monadic …   Etymology dictionary

  • Monad — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Pour le mot anglais Monad, voir Monade Monad est aussi le nom de code de Windows PowerShell Articles connexes (en) Monad (Gn …   Wikipédia en Français

  • monad — monadic /meuh nad ik/, monadical, monadal, adj. monadically, adv. /mon ad, moh nad/, n. 1. Biol. a. any simple, single celled organism. b. any of various small, flagellate, colorless ameboids with one to three flagella, esp. of the genus Monas …   Universalium

  • monad — noun Etymology: Late Latin monad , monas, from Greek, from monos Date: 1615 1. a. unit, one b. atom 1 c. an elementary individual substance which reflects the order of the world and from which material properties are derived 2. a flagellated… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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